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SFA to ask for fixture changes to assist Scotland team

The Scottish Football Association will ask the Scottish Premier League to consider moving fixtures at the start of next season in a bid to help the national team prepare for their World Cup qualifier in Norway. An SFA spokesman said: "We'd hope the Scottish Premier League would understand the importance of this game for the World Cup campaign and for Scottish football at large and that they would be willing to look at the fixtures to see what could be done to help the national team."

The SFA, SPL and Scottish Football League will all meet next month to cement the schedule for next season.

The SFA spokesman added: "We will certainly be speaking to the SPL and we certainly want the fixtures co-ordination meeting to go ahead in February.

"I don't think we'll go in there with a fixed proposal about postponing games.

"But what's clear is our number one priority is to help the national team."

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